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People/Characters: Sir Orfeo

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1,000 Years of English Literature: A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts by Chris Fletcher
A book of Middle English by J. A. Burrow
The Breton lays in Middle English by Thomas C. Rumble
Codex Ashmole 61: A Compiliation of Popular Middle English Verse by George Shuffelton
Counsel and Strategy in Middle English Romance by Geraldine Barnes
Fairies and Folk by Emily Lyle
Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose by Kenneth Sisam
Mediaeval romance in England; a study of the sources and analogues of the non-cyclic metrical romances by Laura Alandis (Hibbard) Loomis
Medieval English Verse by Brian Stone
Medieval Romances by Roger Sherman Loomis
The Middle English Breton Lays by Anne Laskaya
Middle English Literature by J. A. W. Bennett
Middle English Metrical Romances by Walter H. French
Middle English Romances by A. C. Gibbs
Middle English Romances [Norton Critical Edition] by Stephen H. A. Shepherd
Middle English Verse Romances by Donald B. Sands
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse by Celia Sisam
Piers Plowman; with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo (anon.) by William Langland
Rereading Middle English romance: Manuscript layout, decoration, and the rhetoric of composite structure by Murray J. Evans
The Road to Middle-earth by Tom Shippey
Romancing the Ballad by Robert B. Waltz
Scottish Ballads by Emily Lyle
Shorter Scottish Medieval Romances (Scottish Text Society Fifth Series) by Rhiannon Purdie
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien
Sir Orfeo by Anonymous

Character description

Sir Orfeo: A much altered version of Orpheus, Sir Orfeo (or King Orfeo) is the hero of the Middle English romance of the same name, as well as of a ballad on the same theme. Both tell the Orpheus legend, but in a medieval context and with a happy ending. The romance of Sir Orfeo is considered among the best, if not the best, of the English romances.

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